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or they were the agent of a foreign power. in the case of al-qaeda and the taliban if you could show that an individual was a member of al-qaeda or taliban then there may be some legal grounds to detain them and try them as an enemy combatant rather than in federal court. but this is masked in legal clothing. it's not actually a legal argument, and we shouldn't confuse these two things. the argument they're making is we should presume from the beginning that any incident involving islamic militancy is some how tied into al-qaeda. as i said, i've done research on this region and this particular conflict for 15 years. while the militants in chechnya have adopted al-qaeda ideology the connection is very slim and they have very different objectives that are very local very parochial and have a lot of to do with russia and very little to do with the united states. >> john: i agree and you're characterizing that as a political approach is profoundly diplomatic. scholar and attorney, christopher swift, thank you for coming tonight. >> thank you. >> john: thank you. one good thing may come o
of the implement itself, a pressure cooker is more commonly used in those countries than in places like iraq. al-qaeda refers to it in their recruiting website to inspire others. it's simple. a pressure cooker, the purpose of a device like a pressure cooker, the reason why you would need a device like this because a slow-burning--something that does not detonate, it doesn't--it literally explodes. it only explodes when it's in a contained vessel, and the gas has overwhelmed the vessel and then turns that vessel into shrapnel. the pressure cooker is a poor man's way of putting the explosive in, locking the top on and now you have a vessel for the explosive. >> john: i'm sure you're confused as the rest of us was about the amount of confusion today. is it possible that law enforcement deliberately put out false information about an arrest to flush out suspects? >> it certainly could be done. one of the big units involved in a case like this, and every major case is the behavioral analysis down in quantico. my brother is from that unit, and they're directly involved in directing the investigators of how
and tamerlin did watch videos and learned how to make their bombs from an al-qaeda online magazine. the president has invited all 20 female senator to the white house for dinner tonight. no official word yet on whom those may be attending. senator jillbrand will be in attendance. president obama has been reaching out separately to different pockets of congress in an effort to open bipartisan dialogue. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now.
al-qaeda has camps on the other side of the mexican border. and they are being trained to come in and act like mexicans when they are radical islamists. >> remember this is the same guy% who said that -- warned against terror babies where pregnant morts were being put into the united states have baby's send them out to the middle east and then have them come back and bomb our cities. the appeal of loui gohmert is to try to link all of this stuff together but it is really the britters and ziophobes in the party. and he certainly doesn't have a lot of influence. >> michael: i also want to about another strange person mark sanford. the republicans are saying we're not going to spend another dime on this race. he is on his own. his colleague saying i am not going to make a comment. >> he is amazing, you try to sneak back into your house where your wife doesn't want you to be. and the whole story is amazing. at every turn he tries to make a comeback and then blows off his own foot in the process. this is an amazing opening for the democrats and stephen colbert's s
conservatives were completely certain it was the return of al-qaeda. personally, i hope the saudis weren't behind this because history shows if that were the case, we would have to invade iraq again. the world has been filled with people who jump to conclusion and maybe unsun stantiated claims. now they do in 140 characters or less. if you have a post-tragedy vacuum that needs to be filled, twitter has all of the irresponsible trolls for all of your filler needs. friends, we now live in the golden age of online niche scapegoat culture which i'm qualified to rant about because i'm on a niche cable show and thanks to time-warner is the nichiest of niches because when something terrible like this happens, there is always a certain percentage of people who sit at their computer and say hey, you know what? this is really all about me. disasters make brave people braver and dumb people dumber. while brave people rush to serve others dumb people rush their own interest. they place blame. otherwise, smart liberals declared unfairly and unliberally that the crime was obviously perpetuated by some
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